Pionyang confirms the launch of a hypersonic missile in his last test

North Korea confirmed on Thursday the successful test on the eve of a hypersonic missile, the North Korean State Agency of KCNA news, the second test of this ty

Pionyang confirms the launch of a hypersonic missile in his last test

North Korea confirmed on Thursday the successful test on the eve of a hypersonic missile, the North Korean State Agency of KCNA news, the second test of this type of new development projectile for the country.

"The missile made a lateral movement of 120 kilometers in the flight distance of the hypersonic sliding warhead from the anchimuth of the initial launch to the azimuth of the target and accurately reached an objective established at 700 kilometers away", according to details collected by said medium. The report does not give details about the speed of the projectile.

"The test launch clearly demonstrated the control and stability of the hypersonic sliding warhead," Kcna said, which assured that the recent test confirms "the reliability of the fuel bulb system under winter climatic conditions", in apparent reference to the container of Liquid fuel.

Contrary to what happens with conventional missiles, which require hours of liquid fuel injection before the launch, the tank of this new system would allow the fuel for months before immediate use.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-a, was not present in the test, the first missile of the regime since the shot of a ballistic projectile for submarine (SLBM) in October last year.

Wednesday's essay was detected by Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, although none of the parties shared practically data about the missile, its peak or tracing of your flight, while ensuring that they were still analyzing the test.

The growing sophistication of the North Korean Arsenal hinders the analyzes of trials to weigh what threat they can represent their new systems, which draw trajectories that allow to overcome the anti-missile shields of the area.

Tactical weapons that has been testing Pionyang since 2019 (mainly the KN-23 systems, KN-24 and KN-25, with its different variations, and the hypersonic missile baptized as Hwasong-8) draw non-ballistic trajectories that allow to overcome The anti-missile shields of the countries of the environment.

North Korea carried out its first launch test of its hypersonic missile in September 2021 from the province of Chagang, in the north of the country, from where it is estimated that the launch of the Missile on the Eve, which fell in waters From the Sea of Japan (called East Sea in both Koreas).

Updated Date: 06 January 2022, 08:07

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